AIM Music Awards Winner – Best UK Independent Festival
UK Festival Awards Winner – Best Small Festival, Best Promoter, Best Family Festival
BEARDED THEORY’S SPRING GATHERING 2018
THURSDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 27TH MAY 2018
BEARDED THEORY 2018 DATES ANNOUNCED
2000 ‘EARLY BIRDS’ SELL OUT IN 3 MINUTES
OVER 5000 TICKETS SOLD ON FIRST WEEKEND
BEARDED THEORY HAS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED THE 2018 DATES FOR THEIR AWARD-WINNING FAMILY FESTIVAL, ONCE AGAIN TAKING PLACE AT CATTON HALL, DERBYSHIRE, OVER THE LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND, 24TH – 27TH MAY.
Demonstrating the festival’s loyal following, a special allocation of 2000 early bird adult weekend camping tickets, priced at just £100 each and made available to mailing list subscribers and past attendees, sold out in a record-breaking three minutes!
Despite early birds selling out in record time, standard tickets still represent exceptional value at just £115 for 4 days of music, entertainment and camping. Indeed, more than 3000 full price tickets have also been sold in the 2 days since they went on sale, making this by far the fastest selling launch in the festival’s history.
Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering will return in 2018, hot on the heels of the hugely successful sold out 2017 ’10th Birthday edition’. Included in The Daily Telegraph’s 2017 list of “Best Family-Friendly Festivals In The Country”, and with Louder Than War declaring, “Bearded Theory has grown to become one of the finest festivals the UK has to offer”, Bearded Theory’s 100% audience-focused attitude continues to ensure it goes from strength to strength.
Whilst much of the festival setup and size will remain unchanged, the organisers continue to seek out areas of improvement, and to this end, there will be a number of exciting new, non-music based venues on site.
The biggest new addition is a brand new 600-seated capacity Circus, who will hold 4 FREE shows per day (no clowns or animals!). The shows will be child-friendly during the day but will get a bit more naughty as they head into the later hours.
The Woodland will welcome Funhouse Comedy for the first time – they are taking over the stage daily from midnight, providing laughs aplenty well into the early hours.
The Kettle at the End of the Universe is also new for 2018 – a large capacity seating area around a fire, with tea and coffees sold on a magic hat basis (or free if you can’t afford it). This area is a quiet space, which will host story reading, discussions and poetry
The Pallet Stage will have a little makeover, we welcome back Maui Waui, Magical Sounds and the Convoy Cabaret. Rogues Hideout (for teenagers) is being made bigger for the evening show, The Ship returns with a different music selection and Something Else Tea Tent will be providing everyone with cake and rebels once again. The Earth Area, the innovative and unique on-site School, and the free Children’s Village will remain as before.
Family camping has also once again been extended with an additional 2 fields secured, to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment for the many thousands of families who attend the festival every year.
No acts have been announced yet for 2018, but rest assured the organisers are hot on the case, and details will be revealed as soon as they are confirmed.
GREAT VALUE NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH TRAVEL
After last year’s success, Bearded Theory has once again teamed up with National Express, who will be running direct services to the site from across the UK. Coach travel is the greenest, easiest and most direct way of getting to the festival, and great value, with fares starting at £21.50 return, plus 25% discount those in groups of 4+.
Coach travel is available from all the following locations. Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester, London, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Leicester.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS – SOLD OUT
FULL PRICE WEEKEND TICKETS
ADULT (16+): £115, AGE 12-15: £55, AGE 6-11: £28
Under 6`s are free (ticket is still required)
Booking fees apply. An instalment-based payment plan is available.
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE CAMPING – NO DAY TICKETS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE
All tickets and coach transport options available via www.beardedtheory.co.uk